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heroize

[ heer-oh-ahyz ]
/ 藞h瑟蓹r o蕣藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), he路ro路ized, he路ro路iz路ing.
to make a hero of: a war film that heroizes the warrior.
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Also heroicize; especially British, he路ro路ise .

Origin of heroize

First recorded in 1730鈥40; hero + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM heroize

he路ro路iz路a路tion, noun
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How to use heroize in a sentence

  • To "heroize" a boy in class every time he does a meritorious act will very likely spoil him.

    Principles of Teaching|Adam S. Bennion
  • An attempt was made to heroize him, but he withdrew to the seclusion of his room and would see no one.

    Ann Arbor Tales|Karl Edwin Harriman
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